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The Viking
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Doing some mods to my baby in the new year and have purchased a new 44mm cv carb as part of that mod.
any idea's as to the best way to polish it as I'm looking at getting rid of the standard air filter to show off the engine a bit more, and the carb as it is looks naf
 

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I'd go with a Dremel Rotary Tool with a threaded mandrel and a handfull of felt polishing points and buffs and a tube of Happich Simichrome Polish. Use the polishing paste sparingly and don't forget your safety glasses. Simichrome Polish burns like hell if you get it in your eyes.:crying: Do not do this anywhere you dont want to make a mess and be prepared to have black fingers or wear surgical gloves if you GAF. It'll look like a piece of jewelry if you take your time and do it right. Post a pic of it when yer done. If yours comes out good it may prompt me to do mine up if I can stand to sit in the cold shed long enough to pull the carb.
 

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yes post pics please, as i was just thinking of this as well............let us know the procedure you use as well...thanks
 

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While you're at it, you could polish the carb throat. Itll look neat as hell if you run an open AC with a trap door similar to a Kury. Pop out the trap door at a show and see the sparkly carb throat.:cool: Just be careful not to get any crap in the air bleed and the like while polishing. If you're running the stock alum. slide, radius the inlet edge and polish it as well. These simple mods may even free up a pony or two due to increased intake air velocity... Can't hurt! If yours comes out okay maybe I'll send you one of mine to do up.:D
 

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Fatb0y said:
http://www.metalgloss.com/

Here is a link to some polish that I think you will be pleased with. They sell a polish and a sealer. It is good for metals and aluminum. Does an outstanding job.

That looks exactly what I'm looking for, think I'll give it a try.:thanks:

Have you used it yourself Fatb0y?
 

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Metal Gloss, Semichrome, Flitz, Never Dull and others are all good products. The tough part of polishing is in the labor and attention to detail.
 
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